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K-12 Outreach: Educator's Guides

Vamos a Leer Educator's Guides are lesson plans and activities that accompany a specific book featured in our monthly book group, Vamos a Leer. Each book is chosen because it engages in some way with Latin America, the Caribbean or Latinos in the United States. Each Educator's Guide includes background on the author and book, thematic lessons and activities, and resources to support or extend the use of the book in the classroom. The lesson plans and activities encourage the teaching of literacy through the content areas and are linked to the Common Core State Standards.

Learn more about the Vamos a Leer book group and blog or go directly to the blog to read engaging resources and discussions related to the Educator's Guides.




See the printable version of dates and titles for reference. Each month we will alternate reading young adult and older titles; only the YA books will have accompanying curriculum, and will be listed below.

  • September 14, 2015: Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
  • November 2, 2015: Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
  • January 11, 2016: Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
  • March 7, 2016: Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings by Margarita Engle
  • May 2, 2016: Dark Dude by Oscar Hijuelos









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